TASC

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TASC Reviews

Updated 12 December, 2014
Updated 12 December, 2014
137 Reviews
2.8
137 Reviews
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TASC President and Chief Executive Officer John Hynes
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good benefits, flexible work schedule (in 7 reviews)

  • TASC also recognizes work-life balance is important to employee retention (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Since the divestment from Northrop Grumman TASC has lost its identity (in 12 reviews)

  • The actions of the owners and senior management speak louder than their words (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ok company with decent work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC

    Pros

    The company has good people that work that have worked in industry for long time so you have people with great work experience. But some of those people have been there too long and there needs to be new faces. The company has good training programs.

    Cons

    Some of the management needs to take more interest in their employees and do a better job managing them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to do a much better job. Just because you have tenure doesn't mean you deserve to be a manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a perfectly decent career dead end.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TASC full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, easy work, flexible hours. Honestly, all you really needed was a pulse and willingness to ride the madness of working for junior officers.

    Cons

    Difficult people, terrible benefits, no career advancement... I could feel myself getting dumber by the day. It got to the point where I was becoming less of an engineer and more a pure SETA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A Contractor - OK, But Nothing Special

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fairmont, WV (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fairmont, WV (US)

    I have been working at TASC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some high quality co-workers that were as dedicated as I to the customer mission. Very generous tuition assistance program.

    Cons

    Inflexible work schedules, benefits so-so (although they describe it as "comparable"), poor interviewing and hiring decisions lead to some substandard personnel, PTO accrual and carry-over is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhead cuts have lead to push-down of overhead functions to lowest level of personnel management who are often inexperienced in the legal and mechanisms of dealing with difficult persons.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of work, lots of travel, flexibility is key.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Test Engineer in Chantilly, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Field Test Engineer in Chantilly, VA (US)

    I have been working at TASC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great travel opportunity. Making a difference in the lives of millions of people. Fun working environment with the opportunity to get higher degrees.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't that great. Must be very flexible because the customer's needs always come first; before yours. It's hard to manage both.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people so you don't burn your core crew out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great run

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Arts in Chantilly, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Graphic Arts in Chantilly, VA (US)

    I have been working at TASC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth. Does important work.

    Cons

    Been struggling for the last 5 years. Its pending sale leaves me wondering what its future holds

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company in a tough market.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Lorton, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Lorton, VA (US)

    I have been working at TASC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong support for professional development and education. Good but eroding benefits. Work is rewarding and compensation is at or above market.

    Cons

    Defense sector is under strong downward pressure. Contracts are becoming few and far between. Lots of turnover and competition. If you are looking for a long term, stable job this may not be the best market to be in. TASC has experienced significant losses and has contracted. Reductions in the support staff may have gone too far as it is now difficult to get corporate support for everyday business functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your core business and stop chasing every opportunity that pops up. Don't over due the overhead cuts as they have begun to impact the direct labor execution. Take care of the people you have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My Group Is Great To Work In But Medical Benefits Are Very Poor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA (US)

    I have been working at TASC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Company is focused on training and development and communicates this to employees by providing training. Managers are involved with employees in my group. People are the reason I took a job with TASC.

    Cons

    Since TASC was bought by the investment bankers, Medical Benefits are EXTREMELY expensive. Onboarding for new employees verges on unethical behavior due to inability to get enrolled on the TASC website. As in most companies, annual reviews are waste of time for the employee but provide legal coverage for the company in the event of an employee issue. Pay raises are small to non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop saying do more with less. That line was passed 2 years ago. If you want something done, provide the resources to do it. The internal TASC website is among the Worst I have ever seen for any website (difficult to find anything useful, need 20 different passwords to navigate on those rare occasions when you might find what you are looking for).

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    TASC is a good place to work but the environment has changed drastically over the last 10 years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at TASC full-time

    Pros

    Great mid and low level interactions between employees. Highest caliber direct charge employees.

    Cons

    High Stress levels. Minimal corporate support for morale building events. Continually changing expecttions from the senior leadership perspectives producing confusion and stress. Corporate reorganizations are frequent. No apparent strategic vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and informally walk around a bit - get back in touch with the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company Oversight

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Services
    Current Employee - Advisory Services

    I have been working at TASC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Huge Education assistance ($10K a year)
    - Benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    - Company just got bought out by Engility
    - Senior managers care more about bottom dollar
    - Good for a a career transition in your mid-twenties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Growth inducing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Sierra Vista, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Sierra Vista, AZ (US)

    I have been working at TASC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great support of personnel
    Best education benefits ($10K/yr college, unlimited$ for certifications)
    Good CEO

    Cons

    Middle/senior management less enlightened than C Team
    Contracting federal market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a real strategy for your training program instead of buzzword certificate chasing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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